Last summer, CBS found ratings success with new series Under the Dome. This summer, they introduced Extant, a sci-fi series starring Halle Berry. Has it been a hit as well? Will the series be renewed for a second season or will it be cancelled instead?
On Extant, astronaut Molly Woods (Berry) returns to Earth after a year-long solo mission in outer space. Her reunion with her family is thrown into turmoil when it’s learned that she’s pregnant. Others in the cast include Goran Visnjic, Pierce Gagnon, Hiroyuki Sanada, Camryn Manheim, Grace Gummer, and Michael O’Neill.
Debuting on July 9th, the series got off to a decent start and attracted a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.58 million viewers. In week two, the ratings saw a moderate decline which is not unexpected for a new series. Unfortunately, the numbers took a big dip in week three.
The ratings seem to have now leveled off and the show consistently draws a 1.0 rating in the demo with under six million viewers. Those are hardly impressive numbers for an expensive show with a movie star as the lead.
Last year’s Under the Dome was profitable for CBS even before the series aired, thanks to a deal with Amazon and others. CBS has a streaming deal with Amazon for Extant but it’s unclear if that will be enough to get this particular show a second season renewal.
Series creator Mickey Fisher says that he has big plans for season two but has assured fans of a satisfying finale if the show is cancelled. He believes the series has a 50/50 chance.
What do you think? Do you like the Extant TV show? Do you think it should be renewed for a second season or is one season enough?
10/9 update: Extant has been renewed for a second season CBS.
Please renew 3rd season
We love this show. Please Please renew it. It is an awesome sci-fi thriller and for us because we do not watch scary shows but this is about unconditional love with her son and how he died for his brother. I am so glad he was rebuilt, It will be interesting to see what happens with her alien son. Halle Berry and the rest of the Actors are Awesome and really makes the show work. The writers rock and could run this show for years……
I liked “Extant”. Please bring it back.
They’re bringing Extant back. They’ve already started filming it.
PLEASE BRING THIS SHOW BACK!!
YES!!!!! Please renew! So nice to see programming that’s not all sexual innuendo. Extant actually has a storyline. Love these writers!!!! and I am over 60.
We Love it!! Please renew it!!!
Fantastic and well produced show. Well presented, PLEASE RENEW.
One of a few intelligent science fiction shows now being broadcast. It is refreshingly rewarding to view a science fiction program that isn’t post-apocalyptic ((they do poorly on smaller screens) but does challenge the mind.(it doesn’t hurt that hallie berry is one of the most beautiful actresses on screen) put me down as a yes vote for renewal.
A very interesting show with good acting. Really hope they renew it
Fantastic, please renew